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31 Jul Need to Know: Group Benefits – July 2015

Welcome to our monthly blog series – a roundup of articles on issues surrounding our industry. Each month we will rotate between the focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits. This month’s focus is on Group Benefits. Pooling has become more common for benefit plans, with...

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30 Jul 5 Questions: Catch Engineering

We are featuring our clients and partners as part of a new series on our blog. For our first profile, we interviewed Hartley Harris, P. Eng., President of Catch Engineering. What is your benefits philosophy? Health and Dental benefits are just a part of Catch Engineering’s strategy...

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22 Jul In the News: Capital Ideas Edmonton – July 22, 2015

Andrea Shandro, one of our Co-Principals at Vital Partners, is featured in this week's Capital Ideas Edmonton. Andrea answered the question, "How does your business give back to the community?" Here's an excerpt from her response: "As a team, we select themes for our donations. This year,...

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15 Jul Managing Stress in the Workplace

Mental illness is now the leading cause of employee disability claims in Canada and many of these illnesses are related to stress and burnout. Employee burnout costs Canadian business about $12 billion annually according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Shame and discomfort still surround...

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30 Jun Need to Know: Insurance – June 2015

Welcome to the first edition of our new blog series, which will be a monthly roundup of articles on issues surrounding our industry. Each month we will rotate between the focus areas of Insurance and Employee Benefits.  Insurance is up first! This month’s focus is on...

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29 Jun Genetic testing and your insurance

Angelina Jolie Pitt has recently shed light on the risks and benefits of genetic testing from an insurance perspective. Deciding to be testing is a personal decision, but you will be required to disclose the results of the tests when completing insurance applications for life,...

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29 Jun Tax changes coming to permanent insurance

New rules beginning January 1, 2017 will affect the taxation of Canadian life insurance policies specifically relating to the amount of money that can be saved within a permanent life insurance policy. If you are thinking about changes to your existing policies or the purchase of permanent insurance,...

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